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The Sheraton Fallsview Hotel & Conference Centre  $35 -   Holiday Inn Niagara Falls-at The Falls 
  Crowne Plaza Hotel Niagara Falls  $98 -  Quality Inn Niagara Falls  $31 
  Fallside Hotel And Conference Center  $42 -  Ramada Niagara Falls Ny  $35 
  Rodeway Inn At The Falls  $50 -  Days Inn At The Falls  $45 
  Passport Inn Niagara Fall Blvd  $37 -  Econo Lodge Niagara Falls  $49 
  Passport Inn Niagara Falls  $45 -  Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel  $85 
  Hampton Inn Niagara Falls, Usa  $58 -  Comfort Inn The Pointe  $59 
  Super 8 Motel - Niagara Falls - Buffalo Area  $45 -  Howard Johnson Hotel At The Falls  $35 
  Super 8 Motel - Niagara Falls-buffalo Area  $49 -  Days Inn Niagara Falls Buffalo  $51 
  Econo Lodge At The Falls North  $54 -  Knights Inn Niagara Falls Ny  $42 
  Inn On The River  $40 -  Best Western Summit Inn  $37 -  Castle Motor Inn  $45 
  Castle Motor Inn    -  Sands Motel    -  Budget Host Inn Niagara Falls 
  Four Points By Sheraton Niagara Falls  $70 -  Best Western - Summit Inn 
  Knights Inn Niagara Falls Ny  $43 -  Howard Johnson Inn By The Falls  $43 
  Americas Best Value - Chalet Inn & Suites  $48 -  Castle Motor Inn    -  Howard Johnson Inn By The Falls  $35 
  Days Inn Niagara Falls Buffalo   -  Ramada Inn By The Falls    -  Best Western Summit Inn 
  Ramada Inn By The Falls   -  Travelodge Niagara Falls  $44 -  Quality Hotel & Suites At The Falls  $55 
  Rodeway Inn Niagara Falls  -  Comfort Inn The Pointe    -  Quality Hotel & Suites    -  Moonlite Motel  $55 
  Niagara Falls Plaza Hote    -  Scottish Inn Of Niagara Falls  -  Ramada Fallsview 
  Econo Lodge Niagara Falls  -  Four Points Sheraton    -  Days Inn At The Falls 
  Ramada Inn By The Falls   -  Senece Niagara Casino & Hotel  $114 -  Red Carpet Inn Niagara Falls  $37 
  Best Western Summit Inn  $61 -  Swiss Cottage Inn    -  Pelican Motel -  Caravan Motel 
  Econo Lodge At The Falls North  $47 -  Park Plaza Niagara Falls Hotel  $108 -  Niagara Falls Motel 
Straddling the Canadian-United States International Border and both in the Province of Ontario and the State of New York, Niagara Falls attracts some 12 Million tourists to her majestic awesome beauty each year.
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The Niagara is a fairly young river, only 12,000 years old!, a microsecond in geological time. The Niagara Escarpment, which was created by erosion is much older. The glaciers pressed down on the land during the last ice age and laid down layers of sediment, then the slow process of erosion of ice and water ate at the surface of the escarpment 
At the bottom of the falls, the water travels 15 miles over many gorges until it reaches the fifth 

Great Lake-Ontario. The land between the lakes does not slope at an even grade, but forms a spectacular drop approximately the same height as a 20 story building and this is known as the "Niagara Escarpment" Two billion years ago it was buried under a blanket of ice. 
As the years past, the process of erosion took place, (and still does) five distinct 'gorges' were formed-Lewiston Brange Gorge, Old Narrow Gorge, Upper & Lower Great Gorges and the Whirlpool Narrow Gorge. Approximately 500 years ago the river encountered an obstacle that caused it to 'split into two channels', thus Goat Island was formed named after John Stedman whose goat herds froze to 
death in the winter of 1780). This was the original sediment left from a vanished Lake Tonawanda (an Indian name). 

On the eastern part of the island, the American Falls took shape, the Horseshoe Falls, is on the  western side, where the river angles some 90 degrees The water flow on the American side of the falls is much less in strength because of Goat Island, 

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whereas Horseshoe Falls has no obstruction to divert it. It should be noted that a third much narrower falls exists. Over the years these falls have been called at different times; Luna Falls, Iris Falls and is currently named Bridal Veil Falls.

The tremendous volume of water never stops flowing,  However, the falling water and mist create ice formations along the banks of the falls and river. This can result in mounds of ice as thick as fifty feet. If the Winter is cold for long enough, the ice will completely stretch across the river and form what is known as the "ice bridge".  This ice bridge can extend for several miles down river until it reaches the area known as the lower rapids. 

When crossing the international border be sure to bring either a birth certificate or valid passport in addition to your drivers license. If you are bringing children with you, birth certificates are still required. If the children are not yours, you must provide a signed hand written note by the parent indicating how long the child will be in the country you are visiting along with telephone numbers for the parent as well. You may be denied entry if you are lacking proper documentation. (family photos can help too!) 

If you make purchases and travel between Niagara Falls Ontario and New York, be sure to save receipts. When crossing the international border, you will be required to declare all purchases. Certain items may be taxable or you may qualify for tax refunds. Please visit the duty free stores located at the bridges between the U.S. and Canada for more information.

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DO NOT.....carry a bag that makes you a target. A bag that dangles from the shoulder can be easily yanked off your shoulder by someone coming up from behind.
DO NOT....carry your bag in such a manner that you can't let it go if you have to. Many women have been injured because their own bags acted as handcuffs as a purse snatcher yanked it away.
DO....be aware of your surroundings and carry your bag close to your body, tucked in the bend of your elbow.
DO....minimize the amount of money and credit cards that you carry with you on a daily basis. Divide your money between pockets and bags.
IF...you are the victim of a purse snatch do not fight to hold onto your bag, especially if there is a weapon involved.


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